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Books: Anthropological Ling/Applied Ling/Historical Ling: Schneider

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        1.     Joyce Reid , English Around the World: Schneider

Message 1: English Around the World: Schneider
Date: 25-Feb-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: English Around the World: Schneider
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Title: English Around the World
Subtitle: An Introduction
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Edgar W. Schneider
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521888462 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521888462 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 45.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521716581 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521716581 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 25.99
Abstract:

The global spread of English has had widespread linguistic, social and cultural
implications, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world. This
textbook provides a lively and accessible introduction to world Englishes,
describing varieties used in places as broad-ranging as America, Jamaica,
Australia, Africa and Asia, and setting them within their historical and social
contexts. Students are guided through the material with chapter previews and
summaries, maps, timelines, lists of key terms, discussion questions and
exercises, and a comprehensive glossary, helping them to understand, analyse
and compare different varieties of English, and apply descriptive terminology.
The book is accompanied by a useful web site, containing textual and audio
examples of the varieties introduced in the text, and links to related sources of
interest. Providing essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the
study of world Englishes, this is set to become the leading introduction to the
subject.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction;
2. Basic notions;
3. Historical background;
4. Language crossing an ocean: old and new world;
5. Settlers and locals: southern hemisphere Englishes, transported and newly-
born;
6. Missionaries, merchants, and more: English is useful, English is ours;
7. Language development: a general perspective;
8. Issues and attitudes;
9. Conclusion.


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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